Meet The Team

Meet the team at Genesis Hairdressing & Beauty Salon, St Ives, Cambridge! Our talented hair stylists and beauty therapists are here to serve your needs and deliver an exceptional level of service to our guests.  We are renowned for creating beautiful hair styles and colours, and for providing the best hair & beauty services in Cambridgeshire. 

Creative Stylist & Master Colour Expert Katrina started her career as a Saturday girl before becoming and Apprentice at the age of 15.  She became a qualified hairdresser at the age of 18.   Which hairstyles or colours do you love to create?   Short pixie cuts because I love textured hairstyles. These hair styles can be personalised to that particular client making their hairstyle more unique to them.  I also love bright colours such as coppers because they are daring and bold. These types of colours are also awesome with pixie cuts! What do you love about your job?  I love meeting new people and making them feel good about themselves. It also gives you a boost by putting a smile on people's faces. This gives me a chance to be really creative with my work. Your hairstyle, cut or colour is a piece of artwork. Your clients are walking advertisements so it's important to take a pride in your work and to show it off!  Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on? Fearne Cotton. I have always admired her and love her hair. I prefer her hair best when she has it in a longer bob. I would choose to play around with her hair colour and Fearne would look wicked with blue and mint green tones in her hair. She would carry this off so well with her quirky unique style and fashion. Who or what inspires you? My clients inspire me to give them fabulous hair. It's amazing how great you can feel after having your hair done. Also social media is massive at the moment. There are so many trends being shown in Instagram and Pinterest, always giving you new ideas or something you would like to try. If you were stranded on a desert island, which products would you want with you?  Kerastase Elixir shampoo and conditioner with the serum. How would you describe yourself... in three words?  Fun, consistant, quirky.
Stylist Rachel has always had a passion for hairdressing and started her career from a young age by working in the salon on Saturdays. Which hairstyles or colours do you love to create?  I love doing highlights and a lot of free-hand work such as ombre and balayage because I feel I can be more creative and customise my colour to every client's needs. What do you love about your job? The friendships that are made and the interesting stories that everyone has to tell! Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on?  I would love to get my hands on Paloma Faith's hair! She is a natural redhead and I would love to enhance her colour with some free-hand work incorporating some warmer copper tones to really make it stand out but still look beautiful and natural at the same time! Who or what inspires you?  My work colleagues because we are all so different and all produce such creative work! Working with so many people we get to learn techniques that we may not have come across before and, of course, getting to see the whole process from start to the beautiful finish is amazing! I also like using Instagram and Pinterest to find new things and give them a try! If you were stranded on a desert island, which products would you want with you?  I would take Kerastase Elixir because it had SO many different uses and it's so nourishing it would help with all the sun and water drying out my hair!  I'd also take a Pureology Shampoo and Conditioner - either the Strength Cure or the Hydrate.  Their products are super nourishing and they last ages. Not only that, the whole range has colour protection so I wouldn’t have to worry about my colour! How would you describe yourself... in three words?  Wild, energetic and caring.